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Screening includes: Introduction from filmmaker of Barefoot Julie Sokolow (USA) 

From award-winning filmmaker Julie Sokolow comes this loving portrait of Mark Baumer, an environmental activist, avant-garde writer, and vegan, who hiked barefoot for over 100 days across America to draw attention to climate change.


In a voice The New Yorker praised as ‘reminiscent of Andy Kaufman’ and the Boston Globe celebrated as ‘goofily joyous’, Baumer narrates his offbeat take on life and how we all can make a difference. Skillfully edited from Baumer’s own self-recorded videos, along with interviews from family and friends, it’s a moving portrait filled with laughs, tragedy, and inspiration. A movie about a man who loved life, loved the world, and it showed in everything he did. The Hollywood Reporter “An affectionate and inspiring portrait of someone who walked the walk.” Barefoot is a “clear-eyed documentary” about “a man who discarded not merely his shoes, but also the trappings and constraints of the contemporary rat race.”


AWARDS


Best Documentary Premiere - Heartland International Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature - Omaha Film Festival, The Inspiration Award - Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, Rob Stewart Conservation Award - Byron Bay International Film Festival

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Victorian
  • Rating
    This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Director
    Julie Sokolow
  • Producer
    Olivia Vaughn, Danny Yourd
  • Cinematographer
    John Pope
  • Production Design
    Animal Studio